|21 Feb 2004||All day||Churchill College, Cambridge|
Churchill College, Cambridge
Conference sponsored by CRASSH (University of Cambridge)
David Feldman (CRASSH and Birkbeck College, London)
Immigration today remains an important social phenomenon and political issue, as it was in the 1960s and 1970s. However, over the last decade, immigration issues have become associated with asylum and globalization rather than with colour and the end of empire. In this way, the present is an appropriate time to reassess the politics of immigration in the 1960s and '70s as history and this will be the main aim of the conference. The conference will deal with issues such as Powell and Conservatism, and the development of government policies on immigration control and integration. We also aim to assemble a panel of politicians and activists, representing a wide range of views, to recall the politics of immigration in these decades. Speakers will include Bill Schwarz and Karin Schoenwalder.